Michigan State Rumors & News

  • MSU expects 3 players back as sixth-year seniors in ’16

    Detroit Free Press "Meet three of Michigan State’s key recruits for 2016: a linebacker, offensive lineman and defensive tackle who will have three bachelor’s degrees, 15 years in the MSU program and 67 years on Earth between them. If all goes as planned, linebacker Ed Davis, offensive guard Brandon Clemons and..." November 25

  • MSU's Cook upbeat, not specific, on shoulder injury

    Detroit Free Press "Connor Cook was OK with a general question about what is certain to be the most discussed shoulder in the state of Michigan this week. “Shoulder’s great,” the Michigan State senior quarterback said today of his right shoulder, which was injured Saturday. “Feels good.” He was not OK with a..." November 17

  • Connor Cook leaves Maryland game with apparent injury

    ABC News "An apparent shoulder injury kept Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook on the sideline for the second half of the 13th-ranked Spartans' 24-7 win over Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Cook temporarily left the game in the first half when a hard hit left him favoring his right arm. He returned..." November 15

  • Big Ten says refs handled controversial Nebraska TD correctly

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The Big Ten says its officials used “proper officiating mechanics” on Nebraska’s controversial game-winning touchdown against Michigan State. The controversy arose when Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong found wideout Brandon Reilly down the left sideline for a 30-yard score with 17 seconds..." November 09

  • Plaxico Burress politely disagrees with the Michigan State - Nebraska officials

    Awful Announcing "Another week, another NCAA officiating controversy. A week after the ACC suspended an entire officiating crew for botching the end of the Miami-Duke game, this time a terrible call had an impact on the College Football Playoff chase. The undefeated Michigan State Spartans drew the short straw..." November 09

  • Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke: I wouldn't have punted

    Detroit News "Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke, now a twice-weekly national radio co-host, said he would not have punted at the end of the Michigan-Michigan State game and instead tested his defense. The Wolverines lost to MSU on a botched punt in the final 10 seconds last Saturday at Michigan..." October 21

  • Spartans special teams hero Watts-Jackson has surgery on fractured hip

    Detroit Free Press "He has a name that will forever be associated with the Michigan State/Michigan rivalry, and a hip that will require months to heal. Jalen Watts-Jackson had surgery today at U-M Hospital in Ann Arbor to repair a fractured and dislocated hip, suffered as he tumbled into the end zone with the..." October 19

  • Fan suffers heart attack at end of Michigan game

    Larry Brown Sports "The end of the Michigan-Michigan State game on Saturday was extremely stressful and probably caused many fans to have metaphoric heart attack. Apparently it also gave a fan an actual heart attack. ESPN’s Dan Murphy reported the news shortly after Michigan State’s stunning 27-23 win." October 18

  • Michigan LB Joe Bolden ejected from Michigan State game for targeting

    Michigan Live "Michigan's now been called for two targeting calls in two weeks, and is down another linebacker during the first half against Michigan State. Michigan senior linebacker -- and captain -- Joe Bolden was flagged for a targeting personal foul penalty during the second quarter of Saturday's game,..." October 17

  • 5-star Hayes to visit MSU; OSU flip?

    Detroit Free Press "Ann Arbor Skyline's Daelin Hayes is the No. 1 recruit according to Rivals.com in the state of Michigan for the class of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound prospect recently re-opened his recruitment after he decided to de-commit from the Southern California. Michigan State is one of the schools that is..." October 15

  • RJ Williamson the latest MSU starter lost to injury

    Detroit Free Press "Another day, another devastating long-term injury for Michigan State football. MSU coach Mark Dantonio said senior safety RJ Williamson had surgery today to repair a torn bicep, suffered in Saturday's 24-21 win over Purdue. Williamson may be able to return for the last game of the regular..." October 05

  • Spartans LT Jack Conklin out with knee injury

    ESPN "Michigan State left tackle Jack Conklin will not suit up for the Spartans against the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday because of an injured left knee. Conklin, an All-America candidate, has started 31 of the past 32 games at tackle for No. 2 Michigan State. He suffered the injury in last week's..." October 03

  • MSU's Mark Meyers pleads guilty to impaired driving

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State junior safety Mark Meyers pleaded guilty today to impaired driving stemming from a Sept. 6 incident in East Lansing, the Ingham County Prosecutor's office confirmed. Meyers was arrested by MSU Police early the morning of Sept. 6 and charged with operating while intoxicated. He..." October 01

  • MSU's Jack Conklin does not have season-ending injury

    Detroit Free Press "Jack Conklin will be back at some point this season, Mark Dantonio confirmed with an indirect answer today, a revelation no doubt accompanied by the exhales of many Michigan State football fans. “There's been no season-ending injuries other than the two we've talked about,” Dantonio said of..." September 30

  • Michigan State backup DE Montez Sweat suspended, says Mark Dantonio

    Michigan Live "Michigan State redshirt freshman defensive end Montez Sweat did not play against Air Force on account of being suspended, coach Mark Dantonio said on Tuesday. Dantonio did not specify the reason Sweat has been suspended, nor did he provide a timetable for when he might return. The No...." September 23

  • Mark Dantonio confirms Michigan State CB Vayante Copeland out for season with fractured vertebrae

    Michigan Live "Michigan State cornerback Vayante Copeland is indeed out for the year, and the Spartans will be taking every precaution going forward given what type of injury he has. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio confirmed Sunday night that Copeland will miss the rest of the season, and announced that the..." September 21

  • QB Connor Cook on not being voted a Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

    Lansing State Journal "A subject isn't really closed until the subject speaks, and Connor Cook did so today on not being voted an MSU captain. Before he did, MSU coach Mark Dantonio said at his news conference that Cook "drives the car, the truck, the train, pilots the plane, however you want to term it." Before..." September 01

  • Report: Dantonio says RB Delton Williams is eligible to play

    College Football Talk "The return of Michigan State running back Delton Williams appears to be in the hands of the running back. According to a one report, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio says the running back will be eligible to play for the Spartans in the season opener next week. Hondo Carpenter of Spartan..." August 26

  • Pat Narduzzi: Ohio State stole our defense, won a national championship

    CBS Sports "Throughout the history of football, on both the professional and collegiate level, teams have stolen ideas from other teams. Typically if a team does something to you that works, you want to figure out what they did, and do it yourself. It's nothing new, and according to new Pitt coach Pat..." August 24

  • MSU LB Ed Davis suffers season-ending knee injury

    Detroit Free Press "The first major adversity of Michigan State's 2015 football season has arrived, weeks before the season opener -- senior linebacker Ed Davis has been lost for the season with a knee injury. MSU tweeted the news tonight, reporting that Davis suffered the injury midway through today's practice..." August 13

  • Michigan State CB Darian Hicks out several weeks with mononucleosis

    ESPN "Michigan State cornerback Darian Hicks will miss the first several weeks of training camp due to mononucleosis, coach Mark Dantonio told reporters Saturday. Hicks started 10 games for the Spartans in 2014 and was going to be a part of an open competition for a starting spot in the secondary..." August 09

  • Former Michigan State commit Gavin Cupp commits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "A week and change after attending the annual Ohio State Friday Night Lights camp and having his scholarship pulled by Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans coaching staff, former MSU pledge Gavin Cupp is now a Buckeye. Accepting his offer from the Buckeyes shortly after receiving his..." August 05

  • Nick Saban responds to Plaxico Burress' comments

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban took a lot of flak last week following his comments about draft grades being a distraction to his players before their Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State, including from one of his former players, Plaxico Burress. Following the comments Burress took to his Twitter account. Burress tweeted..." July 20

  • Plaxico Burress says Nick Saban lied to Spartans, has no room to talk

    ESPN "Nick Saban was called out by one of his former players Wednesday after the coach called for the timetable for players to receive feedback on their NFL prospects to be pushed back because it was a distraction. Plaxico Burress, who played for Saban at Michigan State, ripped his former coach on..." July 16

  • Suspended RB Delton Williams expected to return to Michigan State football team sans scholarship

    Michigan Live "Tailback Delton Williams is expected to return to the Michigan State football team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Williams, a rising junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, could rejoin the team as early as this month in the Spartans' voluntary summer workouts, barring..." July 03

  • Sophomore Jalyn Powell granted release from Michigan State, transferring to Youngstown State

    Michigan Live "Sophomore linebacker/safety Jalyn Powell has been granted a release from Michigan State and is transferring to Youngstown State, according to two people with knowledge of the transfer. Powell, a hard-hitting 5-foot-11, 195-pounder from Warren, Ohio, appeared in nine games last season and made..." June 23

  • MSU lands commitment from 3-star West Bloomfield WR

    Detroit Free Press "West Bloomfield wide receiver Trishton Jackson verbally committed to Michigan State this morning, becoming the 19th member of the Spartans' 2016 recruiting class. Jackson is listed at 6-feet-2 and 181 pounds and is rated as a three-star recruit by rivals.com. The site ranks him as the No. 11..." June 18

  • Michigan State pickup hoops game goes bad, like NCAA violation and blown Achilles bad

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The torn Achilles tendon that Michigan State assistant coach Harlon Barnett suffered last summer happened as the Spartans were committing an NCAA violation. It was, as MLive.com noted, a case of adding insult to injury — quite literally. The injury and violation, subsequently self-reported..." June 17

  • Delton Williams' future with Michigan State remains uncertain

    The Score "Delton Williams is standing on shaky ground at Michigan State. The school suspended the running back in March after he was arrested for allegedly brandishing a firearm in public, and his name remains noticeably absent from the Spartans' online roster after spring workouts. Williams, who was..." June 15

  • Defense sells four-star safety Kenney Lyke on MSU

    Detroit News "Spring continues to be the perfect time of year for Michigan State football recruiting as the Spartans added their 13th commitment for the 2016 class on Friday when Palatine (Ill.) Fremd safety Kenney Lyke announced he would attend Michigan State. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound four-star prospect had..." May 24

  • MSU's Drake Martinez wins appeal, can play in the fall

    Detroit Free Press "Mark Dantonio called for some "public outcry" on signing day and tweeted a public cry of excitement today -- Michigan State's appeal to the Big Ten to allow linebacker Drake Martinez to play right away is a success. Dantonio tweeted to Martinez: "Congrats on winning the appeal! 3 for 3! Special..." May 19

  • Andre Sims Jr. graduates, receives scholarship release from Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Receiver Andre Sims Jr. is parting ways with Michigan State entering his senior season, having received his degree from the school and a scholarship release from coach Mark Dantonio. Sims was competing in a receiver rotation top-heavy with five rising seniors, and it appeared his opportunities..." May 19

  • 4-star safety Vance commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Demetric Vance, a four-star safety from Detroit Cass Tech, had more than a dozen offers. On Wednesday, he made his decision: Michigan State. "It was pretty hard because there was a bunch of schools I was thinking about going to, but I just felt Michigan State was home," said Vance, who turned..." May 14

  • WR Andre Sims Jr. will transfer from MSU

    Detroit News "Wide receiver Andre Sims Jr. has been granted a release from his scholarship, Michigan State announced on Tuesday. Sims, who graduated last Friday with a degree in journalism, has one year of eligibility remaining and will seek to play elsewhere. A three-year letterwinner, the native of..." May 13

  • Michigan self-reports four secondary NCAA violations under Harbaugh

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh hasn't coached a game at Michigan, but he's already brought plenty of attention to the program since taking the job in January, and now it seems he's broken some NCAA rules in the process. Don't worry, Michigan fans (and sorry, Ohio State fans!), none of the violations are..." May 11

  • Michigan State's Mark Scarpinato transfers to Pitt

    The Score "Mark Scarpinato has come out of retirement to continue his education at Pitt. Following the 2013 season, the Michigan State defensive lineman didn't suit up in order to focus on medical school. But it appears he had a change of heart, as he'll play one more season, but this time for the..." April 30

  • Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun will watch NFL draft with no regrets: 'Still love my decision'

    Michigan Live "Shilique Calhoun knows he could be in Chicago today, picking out a fancy suit to wear to tonight's NFL draft and ordering filet mignon for dinner. Instead, Calhoun found himself eating franks and beans last Saturday after his Green team was defeated by the White team in Michigan State's annual..." April 30

  • Michigan State WR Kings pleads down arrest, admits to littering

    College Football Talk "Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings, Jr., was arrested in late February on charges of drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer. On Tuesday, Kings plead down his two misdemeanor charges to public littering according to the..." April 15

  • Columbus DeSales DB closing in on MSU offer

    Detroit Free Press "One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2016 is Columbus DeSales cornerback prospect Austin Andrews. He is ranked three-star recruit and the No. 52 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. He is also rated the No. 25 player in talent-laden Ohio for his class. He holds close to 20..." April 10

  • Michigan State running back Delton Williams jailed and suspended from team

    Michigan Live "Michigan State University running back Delton Williams was lodged at the Ingham County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, and he's been suspended from the football team. Williams, 21 of Erie, Pennsylvania, did not have any charges filed against him in district courts in East Lansing or Mason. The..." March 17

  • Police: Macgarrett Kings kicked a parking enforcement truck

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week we learned that Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings was arrested and charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer. What we didn't know was what Kings had allegedly done to warrant the arrest. Now we..." March 07

  • MSU receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. arrested, charged

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State football player Macgarrett Kings Jr. is in trouble with the law again after a weekend arrest. Kings, who will be a senior receiver in the fall, has been charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer, according to..." March 05

  • Michigan State QB Connor Cook will miss departing targets but others stepping up in offseason

    Michigan Live "Connor Cook makes no bones about it, he's going to miss throwing to 2014 Big Ten Receiver of the Year Tony Lippett and speedy Keith Mumphery. Those two departing senior targets ultimately enabled Michigan State to finish last season with a 42-41 Cotton Bowl win over Baylor that led to the..." March 03

  • Andre Rison not pressuring son, Hunter, to follow footsteps to Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Andre Rison made a name for himself playing football at Michigan State before a successful NFL career. He'll tell you he's still a Spartan who bleeds green and white to this day. He also says he'll stand by his son, Hunter Rison, no matter what college he chooses to attend in 2017. "We..." February 23

  • MSU's Barnett looking for two new starting DBs

    Detroit Free Press "Harlon Barnett has more responsibilities, but the defensive backs room still is his domain. And the Michigan State co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach recently sent a message to all who will attempt to cover receivers for the Spartans next season. "I said this in the defensive..." February 11

  • Four-star MSU recruit Scott could play right away

    Detroit News "It's not every season a freshman has a chance to step into one of the best offenses in the Big Ten and make an immediate impact. But that is just the position L.J. Scott could find himself in next fall at Michigan State. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound running back from Hubbard (Ohio) High is..." February 04

  • Report: MSU lands DE Kareem for 2016

    Detroit News "Michigan State was making a final recruiting push over the weekend for the 2015 class expected to sign on Wednesday, but the Spartans managed to come away with an early recruiting victory for 2016. Khalid Kareem, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Farmington Hills Harrison, committed..." February 03

  • Michigan will have at least one night football game; Michigan State, Ohio State possibilities

    Michigan Live "Michigan has a new athletic director, but it's not going to ease back on the night football game craze started by former AD Dave Brandon . Interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Sunday at halftime of the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game that the Wolverines will host at least one..." February 02

  • Four-star Dowell brothers flip to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State's 2015 recruiting class is getting some punch added late in the game with National Signing Day looming on Feb. 4. After defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (Calif.) Community College, announced on..." January 29

  • Defensive back Martinez commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State added a 16th commitment to the 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday and it went the junior college path to do so. Defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (California) College, announced on Twitter that he would..." January 28

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